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Purity was the burden of the messages given, and for a while everything appeared to be reaching a high state of purity and holiness.But the inwardness of these matters was opened to me.Jesus did not enforce celibacy upon any class of men.He came not to destroy the sacred relationship of marriage, but to exalt it and restore it to its original sanctity.Even men and women professing godliness give loose rein to their lustful passions, and have no thought that God holds them accountable for the expenditure of vital energy, which weakens their hold on life and enervates the entire system.Excessive Sexual Indulgence—The marriage covenant covers sins of the darkest hue.

And very many women submit to become slaves to lustful passion; they do not possess their bodies in sanctification and honor.

So miserable an existence is entailed upon a large class that death would be preferable to life; and many do die prematurely, their lives sacrificed in the inglorious work of excessive indulgence of the animal passions.

Yet because they are married, they think they commit no sin.

Celibacy in Married State Not Recommended—My dear brother: I wish to present before you some things concerning the dangers that threaten the work at the present time.

The work of Anna Phillips does not bear the signature of heaven.

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